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Viewpoint: How data leadership can improve public services

May 10, 2018 by LGiU

Data has moved from a scarce resource to an abundant and ubiquitous asset. It’s easier than ever to collect and benefit from data. Edafe Onerhime from 360Giving explains how data leadership can help local government meet the needs of the people and communities they serve.


Local elections 2018: the live blog

May 2, 2018 by Ingrid Koehler

Welcome to our #LE2018 live blog with a recap of how the events unfolded! We also have our live change of control map, results briefing for members, press statements and additional local elections resources.



Dear Secretary of State

April 30, 2018 by Jonathan Carr-West

So farewell Sajid and welcome James Brokenshire as Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government. With local elections on Thursday, it’s an action packed week to be landing in the sector. Depending on how things pan out on Thursday that could be more or less challenging.  But in…


LGiU Fortnightly 27th April: Councils vs nature, and other tales

April 27, 2018 by Jennifer Glover

LGiU Fortnightly is our new podcast, bringing you the latest news from the world of local government. We update you on the key events from the past fortnight, as well as news from us and our members, so you’re always in the loop. We’re always looking for more ways to bring…


One week to the locals

April 26, 2018 by Ingrid Koehler

It’s just one week to go to the 2018 local elections and we’re super excited. There are a lot of exciting races next week as we’ve highlighted in our Ones to Watch guide.  As usual, we’ll be covering the local elections results overnight via our live blog and until the…



LGiU Fortnightly 13th April: Data, data, everywhere?

April 13, 2018 by Jennifer Glover

LGiU Fortnightly is our new podcast, bringing you the latest news from the world of local government. We update you on the key events from the past fortnight, as well as news from us and our members, so you’re always in the loop. We’re always looking for more ways to bring…




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